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The new campaign is the latest in a series of joint US-Afghan counter-narcotics operations in Helmand. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
8 Jan 18
Tactic signals fresh effort to eliminate insurgents’ income from narcotics.
Project Highlight
7 Jan 18
New swathe of investigations produced into crucial local issues.
5 Jan 18
Locals claim that few Afghan have even heard of the flagship organisation.
Many small business in host are situated in residential areas, causing widespread pollution. (Photo: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew D. Lohr, PRT Khost Public Affairs Office)
5 Jan 18
Plans for a dedicated business park in south of country have failed to materialise.
Conditions in Afghan prisons are often grim. (Photo: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)
13 Dec 17
Prisoners endangered as building work stalls on new premises.
Many residents of Badakhshan are denied vital mobile phone access. (Photo: Natalie Behring-Chisholm/Getty Images)
11 Dec 17
Telecommunication provision so poor that locals need to use the services of neighbouring Tajikistan.
Cars attempt to manoeuvre a traffic jam during rush hour in Kabul. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
7 Dec 17
It’s proving hard to get a license without paying a heft backhander.
7 Dec 17
Excessive red tape and corruption have led to a huge backlog.
Afghan children collect scrap for money. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
5 Dec 17
Investigation suggests that large numbers of children are being sexually assaulted.
Afghan women attend a training course. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
5 Dec 17
Graduates forced to stay at home or turn to menial tasks to make a living.